Eight apprentices arrived in Virginia Beach onApril 27 prepared to demonstrate their command of plumbing essentials. In seven hours they each managed to rough-in a bathroom and were then judged to exacting standards.
Daniel Huppert of Unlimited Plumbing and Piping achieved the highest score, followed by Antonio Diaz of Michael and Sons and Ryan Johnson of Presidential Plumbing. The top two finishers employed by PHCC member companies will be sent to the national competition October 18-21 in San Antonio, TX.
The 18-hole golf course at the Cypress Point Country Club facility in Virginia Beach is the site for the 2016 PHCC Hampton Roads Chapter Golf Outing. The Club is constructed on a large portion of the Sajo Farm, nestled in a quiet, out-of-way, golf and country club community adjoining the Lake Lawson and Lake Smith.
The shotgun start at 1 pm on April 26 is followed by a full barbecue dinner in the clubhouse.
Foursomes and sponsorships are still available. Complete information is available at the website (www.PHCCVA.org) under the calendar tab. A foursome with a hole sponsorship is just $550.
The annual event benefits the state and local apprenticeship program, underwriting the annual Plumbing Apprentice Competition.
The 2016 Plumbing Apprentice Contest offers third and fourth year plumbing apprentices a truly unique opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a practical, hands-on event that is fun and exciting for everyone involved. This year’s event will take place April 27 at Ferguson Enterprises, Virginia Beach.
The apprentices will be required to rough-in a half bathroom on a pre-built module and the materials will be provided. Contestants will be given a layout, specification sheets, and the needed materials to compete in the contest. Contestants will not have to drill any holes, and will have approximately seven (7) hours to complete the contest. First, second and third place plaques are awarded for being the best, not for finishing first; we are looking for quality not quantity. Contestants must provide their own hand tools, and a tool list is attached for your convenience.
First and second place winners have a chance to attend the national Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors Association competition in San Antonio, TX, Oct. 19-21, 2016 Expenses may be offset for winners from member businesses.
2005 Kevin James, Cameron Plumbing
2006 Tom Carpino, Evan Hibbs Plumbing
2007 Richard Jernigan, Kane Plumbing
2008 Thomas Keys, Jr., Clover Contracting, Inc.
2009 William Lloyd, Gainesville Plumbing
2010 Rusty Wamsley, Woodbridge Plumbing, Inc.
2011 Daniel Day, Phoenix Plumbing
2012 Justin Duke, D. E. Kirby
2013 Jose Noe Hernandez, D.F. Williams Plumbing
2014 Nathan Boggs, S.D. Boggs Plumbing
2015 Jared Beninati, Evan Hibbs Plumbing
If you are a licensed tradesman in Virginia, you know you must take continuing education (CE) courses to maintain licensure through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational (DPOR). Here's some good news: if you are a PMPV member, you and your employees now get FREE plumbing, HVAC and gas CEs.
This new policy represents a considerable value for members.
In late July, DPOR recertified PMPV as a classroom provider of plumbing, HVAC and gas CEs. DPOR also approved a tentative schedule of classes as follows:
June 18, 2016 Richmond
September 17 Manassas
November 12 Hampton Roads
The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia (PHCC Va) is a chartered affiliate of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC). PHCC VA members cover the entire range of plumbing and HVAC contractors in Virginia, from small companies to large contractors, with a wide range of services covering both residential and commercial projects. Our members are reputable contractors who agree to abide by our Code of Ethics in their business practices.
The mission of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia (PHCC Va) is to provide networking, information, education, and training to its statewide membership as well as tracking legislation and providing a forum for problem solving.The vision of PHCC VA is to provide a growing membership with the resources, education, and public recognition they need to expand their businesses in the most professional and profitable manner.
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